Algae streaks are a common problem on roofs. Though algae don’t cause direct damage to the roof, the unsightly dark stains algae leaves can drag down your home’s curb appeal. Thankfully, GAF has a product to solve this problem: StainGuard™ Plus shingles.
In this post, LASK Roofing & Siding, Inc., one of the area’s top roofers, discusses GAF’s StainGuard Plus product.
What Is StainGuard Plus?
Copper contained in granule form embedded in shingles was traditionally used to fight mold growth in roofs. However, this technology is over 50 years old, and older roofs, especially those over two decades old, may have run out of copper long ago. This means that even if you have a reliable roofing contractor to handle maintenance, your roof is still susceptible to algae and mold growth, especially if you live in an area prone to humid weather.
GAF has addressed this issue with their StainGuard Plus Time-Release technology. The time-release capsules in the StainGuard Plus shingles release algae-fighting copper on-demand to keep your roof stain-free.
What Are the Benefits?
One of the numerous benefits of StainGuard Plus is that it releases ten times the amount of algae-killing copper that other products release. It’s also more efficient since it releases just the right amount of copper to keep your roof algae-free. In fact, the product’s algae resistance is so powerful that it comes with a limited warranty against blue-green algae for 25 years.
When searching for the best roofing pro for your home, look no further than LASK Roofing & Siding, Inc. We are your leading provider of commercial and residential roofing services. Give us a call at (815) 788-6699 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Rockford, IL, and nearby areas.